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Showers to afternoon stronger storms, First Alert

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks the risk for some hail and damaging winds in afternoon storms.
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 4:43 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 11:50 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A WVLT First Alert is now focused on the afternoon storms. We have some rain and isolated thunder early, but the afternoon batch now has a chance to step up in intensity and coverage of our area.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The morning to midday came with scattered rain to some late morning downpours. We’ll switch gears to monitoring storms this afternoon and evening.

Scattered stronger afternoon storms.
Scattered stronger afternoon storms.(WVLT)

The First Alert starts in the 3 to 4 o’clock hours as a batch of storms moves northeast across our area. We’re looking at an early afternoon high of 74 degrees, then some cooling through these storms. Scattered strong storms and isolated severe storms bring the risk for some damaging hail, and gusty winds spread out, with a 60% coverage of our area. This moves northeast this evening, focused on the far corner of Tennessee after 8 p.m.

Tonight will become mostly clear, with a mild low of 52 degrees, and patchy fog.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday still comes with a decent lull in rain chances, but we are expecting some isolated rain and storms to develop at times in the afternoon to evening, so don’t be shocked by a pop-up. We’ll make it to around 81 degrees, with a good southwesterly wind.

Saturday becomes rainy, with a buildup midday through the afternoon hours. We’ll see some heavier rain and storms in the late afternoon to early evening. This makes the day cooler, in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees.

The last couple of showers leave early Sunday, so we can enjoy a partly cloudy day and a high near 70.

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